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Book Title: The Brave|
The author of the book: Nicholas Evans
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 996 KB
Edition: Little Brown and Company
Date of issue: September 1st 2010
ISBN 13: 9781408702888
Read full description of the books The Brave:I had anxiously awaited the latest Nicholas Evans book after finishing reading my way through all of his others. While Smoke Jumper will still remain my favorite, The Brave will easily be up there as one of the best books I read in 2010.
True to Evans's form, he weaves the story together jumping from Tommy's past life to his current life, but does so in a way that the reader doesn't get lost. Tommy's childhood and adult life are filled with heartache, and I found that there was a sense of foreboding throughout the book which made it hard to put down. I wanted to keep reading at the end of each chapter because Evans truly weaves characters so richly into his words that you become concerned for them and their wellbeing.
Buy this book, a good pair of cowboy boots, and some tissues and get lost in the rich wording as Evans paints a vivid picture of Montana as well as Hollywood in the mid 1950's.
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Nicholas Evans was born and grew up in Worcestershire, England. He studied law at Oxford University, graduating with first class honors, then worked as a journalist for three years on the Evening Chronicle in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He then moved into televsion, producing films about US politics and the Middle-East for a weekly current affairs programme called Weekend World. It was during this time that he traveled a lot and got to know the United States.
In 1982 he started to produce arts documentaries - about famous writers, painters and film-makers, several of which won international awards (films about David Hockney, Francis Bacon, Patricia Highsmith). In 1983 he made a film about the great British director David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, etc). Lean became a friend and mentor and persuaded Evans to switch from fact to fiction.
For the next ten years, Evans wrote and produced a number of films for television and the cinema. In 1993 he met a blacksmith in the far South-West of England who told him about horse whisperers - people who have the gift of healing traumatized horses. Evans started work on what was to be his first novel.
Published in the fall of 1995, The Horse Whisperer has now sold about fifteen million copies across the world. It has been the number one bestseller in about 20 countries and has been translated into 36 languages. It was also made into a movie, starring, produced and directed by Robert Redford.
The Loop and The Smoke Jumper, Evans's second and third novels, were again an international bestsellers, topping the bestseller lists in many countries. The Smoke Jumper was published in a paperback edition on July 30, 2003. Evans lives in London and Devon, England.
- Nicholas Evans' Website
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